The overall bite this past week improved with many of the post spawn fish now wanting to feed up from the rigors of the spawn. My best trip this week resulted in three fisherman catching 28 fish up to six pounds for their six hour trip. They caught all of these fish throwing a wacky style senko up into the spawning areas and working it out from three feet to eight feet. We worked them around docks and out through the submerged weed beds. The key is to work the senko as slow as possible, letting it set for a period of time and then just slowly dragging and stopping it through the weeds. I have them rigged on 10 lb fluorocarbon line with a number two size Glok hook. Best colors are green pumpkin and watermelon with black flake.
The topwater action with frogs, zara spooks, and poppers such as the Rico has been minimal but will get better and better as we go further into the spawn and the weeds start to top out. Of the 28 fish my customers caught on Tuesday this week, the vast majority had already spawned but many are still spawning and will continue to spawn into June. Tournaments starting today and going through the weekend are: Police and Fireman's tourney, (Thur, Fri) the PG&E employees tournament will be Sat & Sun, and then there are four out of the area Club Tournaments on Sat & Sun. Combine all of this with the ""annual"" Catfish Derby that will be going on Fri, Sat, & Sunday with over 450 entries into that one and you will find a VERY busy lake.
Other baits that are working are your drop shot worms in 4 & 6 inch, in your darker colors such as Robo's Folkstead special, or MMIII's, Marten's madness, red craw, are all working. Buzz baits and chatterbaits have also been catching fish. Water still under the surface. That's it for now, ""Good Luck"" and handle your fish with care. Thanks' and God Bless, Bob conditions currently are very good with clear water and no severe algae blooms. Weeds are growing fast but for the most part are